After a six year hiatus filled with plenty of songwriting and cultural reflection, Vampire Weekend is back with their fourth studio album, Father of the Bride. Forming while studying at Columbia University, the trio’s sound has evolved tremendously since releasing their self-titled debut record over a decade ago.

The sounds on Father of the Bride pay tribute to many of their predecessors. With flashbacks to Van Morrison’s “Brown Eyed Girl” on “This Life,” and modern-pop homage to the Beatles’ Abbey Road, the record holds a new sense of maturity.

Using their platform as a space for social change, Vampire Weekend riffs melodies regarding world peace and environmental justice — while boasting a simple sketch of the earth on the cover of the record.

Watch the official video for their single “Sunflower” below and catch Vampire Weekend on tour in a city near you. 

Strings

Vocalist and guitarist Ezra Koenig uses Regular Slinky RPS guitar strings. Bassist Chris Tomson plays Regular Slinky Flatwound & Hybrid Slinky bass strings.

Listen to Father of the Bride

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